As reported last month, Honda was ready to slap a an ultra-hot "S" badge on a diesel European Accord (Acura TSX in the U.S.) Now we got to see this extra-hot oil burner in person at the Geneva Motor show.
The 2.2-liter i-DTEC diesel engine makes 177 hp. This represents a 29 hp increase over the standard European Accord, but it’s still 24 hp shy of the standard gas-powered TSX (193 hp less than the TSX V6). In fact the TSX is rumored to get the diesel engine from Accord Type S in the future, but the Acura version may make more power.
Regardless of the low power, the look is quite striking. The Type S gets subtile additions like new lower bumper sections, front chin spoiler, sill extensions, smoke chrome finished grille. It will be available in either White Pearl or Basque Red exterior color. Sales across Europe will begin this summer.
Press release after the jump.
Honda Has been making hot versions on its standard cars and slapping a "Type-S’ badge on them for years (civics,TLs, etc.). But now Honda has decided that the latest European Accord (known as the Acura TSX in the U.S.) to get the "S" treatment will be a diesel.
We’ll get out first view at the speedy oil burner in Geneva. The 2.2-liter engine should make 177 hp, which is 29 more than the standard Accord diesel, but 24 hp less than a North American Acura TSX. Other features include 18-inch alloy wheels, clear indicator covers, a Type S badging, and exclusive new paint colors known as "Premium White Pearl" and "Basque Red".
Press release after the jump.
Honda unveiled today the European version of the all-new 2009 Accord that will make its world debut at the Geneva motor Show next month. All the engines in the new Accord are equipped with the Euro 5 emissions system, available starting September 2009.
Significantly wider and slightly lower, the styling adopts a more emotional, sporty motif. The ‘sharp-edged’ design, with pronounced muscular wheelarches that emphasize the car’s wider track, gives the Accord a distinctive, strong stance with a solid, planted feel. The distinctive nose and more flowing lines deliver a tauter and more athletic shape.
First choice of engine is the new i-DTEC engine that delivers 147 HP at 4,000 rpm, and a peak torque of 350 Nm at 2,000 rpm. The 2.0-liter i-VTEC offers similar levels of performance to its predecessor – 156 PS at 6,300 rpm – but builds on its class leading fuel economy. Key technological changes include increased diameter intake valves, further optimized valve lift and timing and increased inlet and exhaust air flow volumes.
The 2.4-liter engine is more powerful, delivering 200 PS at 7000 rpm and peak torque of 233 Nm at 4500 rpm – up from 190 PS and 223 Nm. Behind the figures are a compression ratio increased from 10.5 to 11.0:1, larger diameter valves, revised valve timing, and reduced exhaust system pressures.
All three engines are matched to a 6-speed manual transmission, while both petrol engines have the option of a 5-speed automatic.
Press release after the jump.
As we told you a few hours ago, Honda will unveil the 8th generation Accord in March at the Geneva Motor Show. And after a few teaser images, here’s the teaser video from Honda!
The 2009 Honda Accord boasts quality features to challenge established premium contenders in the executive D-segment. Sporty styling and enticing driving dynamics are offered while strong environmental credentials impress in an all Euro 5 emissions-compliant engine line (...)
Honda’s next-generation diesel engine uses advanced technology to reduce NOx emissions – making it one of the world’s cleanest diesel units.
Its revolutionary catalytic converter reduces emissions of oxides of nitrogen (NOx) to match those of a petrol engine. This low level is sufficient to meet the stringent US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Tier II/Bin 5 emissions requirements.
The catalytic converter uses an innovative system that uses the reductive reaction of ammonia to (...)
Honda has unveiled a concept model which represents its interpretation of how a future hybrid model might appear. Honda Small Hybrid Sports Concept, a design study model, demonstrates a unique fusion of advanced environmental technology, exciting styling and fun-to-drive characteristics. This is its world premiere for the model, which has been penned by the design studio at Honda R&D Europe based in Offenbach, Germany.
Honda will be presenting the world debut of an exciting new concept car at the forthcoming 2007 Geneva motor show, as well as showing the fully driveable FCX Concept fuel cell car in Europe for the first time. A press conference will be held on the Honda stand in Hall 4 on Press Day, 6 March, between 12:00 noon and 12:15 pm.
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Honda Small Hybrid Sports Concept represents Honda’s proposal for a future hybrid model. The Concept demonstrates a unique fusion (...)
According to Autocar, Honda will shortly unveil a hybrid concept car that previews a production version of a dedicated hybrid model due in 2008. This will be its second dedicated hybrid, the first was the Insight coupe,
as opposed to an adaptation of a conventional model, such as the current Civic Hybrid. The concept version will appear at the Geneva motor show this March.
The new hybrid car will be the same size as the Civic and will be priced under the (...)
Already on the road and ahead of the pack, Honda’s FCX fuel cell vehicle defines a new paradigm in mobility. Now, a glimpse of the next stage of the fuel cell vehicle’s evolution-meet the FCX Concept. This vision of the future boasts a fuel cell system that delivers more power in less space, in a unique, low-floor fuel cell platform. It’s a next-generation sedan with a low center of gravity and a full-sized cabin, offering the kind of driving pleasure and roomy interior previously unimaginable in a fuel cell vehicle. The FCX Concept also features Honda’s advanced intelligent technologies that reduce driver burden, and the spacious interior allows for extra-large seats to maximize comfort. This premium sedan offers the ultimate in clean-running performance. The FCX Concept-enhanced mobility and a brighter, more rewarding future.
Honda Motor Europe Ltd. announced that Takeo Fukui, President and CEO of Honda Motor Co., Ltd., will be at the 76th Geneva Motor Show to address the members of the press on the 28th of February. The climax of this press conference will be the worldwide debut of the Honda Civic Type R Concept, which strongly hints at what the production car will look like when it reaches the market in 2007.